Board of Abatement

The Board of Abatement is the only body authorized to abate any or all of the property taxes assessed by the city. The conditions under which the Board may grant an abatement are regulated by the State, click here for more information.

The Board of Abatement is comprised of the Justices of the Peace, the City Councilors, and the City Clerk and Treasurer. The Board meets as needed at City Hall to hear tax abatements.

If you wish to apply for abatement, please email the clerk at

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